Large External Fixator - Modular Knee Bridge

Division: Trauma
Category: External Fixation

The modular construction of Large External Fixator allows flexibility in construct design. The Modular Knee Bridge frame may be used as a temporary stabilizer for intra-articular fractures of the distal end segment of the femur and the proximal end segment of the tibia.

The Large External Fixation System is MR Conditional. Refer to product labeling for a complete list of conditions for use in a MR environment.

Indications for Use

The Synthes Large External Fixation System is intended to provide treatment for long bone and pelvic fractures that require external fixation. Specifically, the components can be used for:

  • Stabilization of soft tissues and fractures
  • Polytrauma/multiple orthopaedic trauma
  • Vertically stable pelvic fractures, or as a treatment adjunct for vertically unstable pelvic fractures
  • Arthrodesis and osteotomies with soft tissue problems; failures of total joints
  • Neutralization of fractures stabilized with limited internal fixation
  • Non-unions/septic non-unions
  • Intraoperative reductions/stabilization tool to assist with indirect reduction
  • Unilateral rectilinear bone segment transport or leg lengthening

Features & Benefits

Free Frame Design

  • Allows surgeon to construct frame for any long bone fractures or the bridge a joint
  • Modular technique allows rapid and precise reduction during and after surgery

Carbon Fiber Rods

  • Radiolucent for fracture visualization
  • Available from 100 mm to 650 mm in 50 mm increments


  • Color-coded blue for ease of identification from other Synthes External Fixation systems
  • Feature clip-on mechanism for attaching to rods and/or pins

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.